Taxon: Vitex trifolia L.

 
Genus: Vitex
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Viticoideae
Nomen number: 41841
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:638. 1753
Name Verified on: 07-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Mar-1997
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):502. 1999; Herbs Commerce ed2; F Ceylon)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Hebei, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Liaoning, - Shandong, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Assam, - Gujarat, - Haryana, - Kerala, - Maharashtra, - Punjab, - Tamil Nadu, - West Bengal, - Karnataka; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: India - Andaman and Nicobar; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan, - Celebes, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Moluccas, - Sumatra; Malaysia - Sarawak, - Penang, - Malacca, - Perak; Philippines - Luzon, - Mindanao, - Mindoro, - Masbate, - Palawan
    • Papuasia: New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia - Marquesas Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia - Loyalty Islands

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust) 50:367.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 1922-1926 (F Philipp)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):502.
  • Pullaiah, T. et al. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India). 1997-1998 (F Andhra Prad)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

Check other web resources for Vitex trifolia L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.